Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

KOB, KASA collaborate to produce news show for Fox affiliate.

Byline: Media Notes BARBARA CHAVEZ Of the Journal

KOB-TV, Channel 4 and KASA-TV, Channel 2, are collaborating on a newscast that is scheduled to begin on the Fox Network's Channel 2 at the end of October.

"We're pretty confident that we can be on the air by Oct. 30," said Erick Steffens, general manager at KASA. "We're still waiting on one piece of equipment and the delivery is close to that late October deadline. But we are fairly confident that we'll be up and running by our date."

The nouveau newscast, "KASA Fox 2 News at 9," would be an hour-long program, seven nights a week at 9 p.m. on KASA.

Last year, Fox told most of its affiliates that it must have local news on the air by Dec. …

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